Finance Officer, Our Lady of Perpetual Help & The Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Fatima


The partnering parishes of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Dromana) & The Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Fatima (Rosebud) are seeking a part-time Finance Officer to work 6 hours per week. This is a newly created role which marks a step in the way of both parishes working together collaboratively as a community.

The role of the Finance Officer enhances the quality of service provided by Rosebud & Dromana to the Parish and local community, wider stakeholder groups and the Archdiocese.

The purpose of the Finance Officer is to actively support the Parish and take responsibility for the day to day financial and asset management tasks for the Parish.

The role of the is a facilitating one between the Parish Priest, Parishioners, Schools & CAM Support Service Departments, such as Administration, Information Technology, Accounting, Building & Property and Human Resources.

The aim is to support the Parish Priest by identifying and addressing operational needs.


  • Paying and remitting all bills and posting invoices
  • Raising invoices and following up any overdue balances, including management of OLPH Dromana ongoing and single Hall Hire bookings
  • End to end Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Data entry of all financial deposit on PACEM
  • Data entry of all transactions on Xero
  • Reconciling bank statements
  • Assisting the parish accountant with preperation of quarterly Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Preparing reports/budgets for Finance Committee and attending Finance committee meetings as required.
  • Return on all House account transactions
  • When required payment to the Priest Remuneration Fund and CAM levies
  • Maintaining and administering the Thanksgiving in PACEM system
  • Maintaining and administering the Parish Thanksgiving/Stewardship Program
  • Any other financial/payroll related task as directed by the Parish Priest/Parish Accountant
  • Other tasks as directed by the Parish Priest


  • Experience in managing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • A confident working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in Xero
  • Familiarity with the Software package PACEM


  • Respect for the mission, identity and core values of ROSEBUD AND DROMANA community hospitality and service to all who engage with the parish
  • Understanding of the Church's teaching and disciplines and ability to incorporate in their daily activities
  • Ability to recognise when something doesn’t look right and put corrective actions in place
  • An enjoyment of proactive continuous improvement – always looking for better ways of doing things
  • A strong sense of pride around efficiency and quality (accuracy) of delivery
  • The ability to build positive and collaborative relationships with other employees
  • Openly seeks feedback on own performance with a willingness for personal development
  • A strong focus on ensuring all employees work in a healthy safe environment both physically and psychologically
  • A high level of integrity, honesty and confidentiality


  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Police Check
  • Annual acknowledgement of the expectations and responsibilities outlined in the Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct.
  • Successful completion of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne’s Safeguarding Essentials online training module annually.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter explaining their qualifications and interest in the position to

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults. It is a requirement across our organisation that all clergy, employees and volunteers have a valid working with children check.

Application closing date: 31 May, 2024 Contact person Suzette Diaz Apply Now